Living Wage Calculation for Muskegon, MI

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison.

For further detail, please reference the technical documentation here.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.46 $22.12 $26.72 $34.65 $17.09 $19.89 $22.92 $25.39 $15.48 $8.41 $11.94 $14.93 $17.64
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $7,024 $12,211 $17,398 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,024 $12,211 $17,398
Medical $2,243 $5,403 $5,122 $5,179 $4,619 $5,122 $5,179 $4,849 $4,619 $5,122 $5,179 $4,849
Housing $6,036 $8,676 $8,676 $11,916 $6,528 $8,676 $8,676 $11,916 $6,036 $8,676 $8,676 $11,916
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $18,379 $38,868 $46,948 $60,891 $30,014 $34,935 $40,262 $44,612 $29,522 $41,959 $52,473 $62,010
Annual taxes $3,377 $7,151 $8,626 $11,178 $5,532 $6,430 $7,402 $8,200 $5,463 $7,714 $9,635 $11,381
Required annual income before taxes $21,756 $46,019 $55,575 $72,069 $35,546 $41,365 $47,664 $52,812 $48,296 $34,986 $49,674 $62,108 $73,391

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in this location.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,130
Business & Financial Operations $55,504
Computer & Mathematical $67,015
Architecture & Engineering $66,379
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,120
Community & Social Service $46,422
Legal $61,531
Education, Training, & Library $45,756
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,338
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,328
Healthcare Support $28,751
Protective Service $50,502
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,408
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,514
Personal Care & Service $22,837
Sales & Related $24,446
Office & Administrative Support $33,559
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,070
Construction & Extraction $45,110
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,584
Production $37,515
Transportation & Material Moving $32,001